May 022013

Official Press Release from NMSU’s Patricia Hynes

Heather Bloemhard staff photoNew Mexico Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholarships

On April 16, 2013, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium awarded 26 Fellowships and Scholarships to students across New Mexico totaling $210,000. Heather Bloemhard, of Gloucester, VA, and PhD student at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, was awarded $ 10000 for research entitled “Ground-based Characterization of Exoplanets.”

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) is a member of the congressionally funded National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program which is administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NMSGC Fellowships and Scholarships are competitively awarded based on application information, faculty recommendation, GPA, the research project, and its alignment to NASA.